Day in history for September 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
All those who want small flags for decorating their teams on Sept. 6 for the Democratic Rally can now get them at The Argus office. Price, 20 cents each, or six for a dollar.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The party at the home of J.H. Adler of the firm of Kohn and Adler, in honor of the double betrothel of Louis Kohn and Miss Rena Mosenfelder and Isaac Rosenfield and Miss Lizzie Adler, was one of the social events of the season.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''The Minister's Son'' will open the season at the Illinois Theater tomorrow night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Miss Ruth L. Pearson, now dean of women at Augustana College, and the Rev. Conrad Bergendoff, new dean of the theological seminary, have arrived in Rock Island in preparation for the opening of school, Sept. 8.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island County officials plan a court fight to shut down the Tri-City Rendering Works, near Coal Valley, which they blame for water pollution that has killed fish in Rock River.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The lure of travel and an interest in history and politics has drawn Helen Johnson, Moline, a retired teacher, to adventures in 56 countries. Most interesting to her are the observations and insights she has gained into different cultures, things not mentioned in tour booklets.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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